MARCH 10, 2022

Academy Head Coaches Announced

RoughRiders Hockey Academy is proud to announce the Head Coaches for the 2022 Academy Teams. Associate Head Coaches will be announced soon!

12U Green: Ryan Beuc

Coach Beuc is in his 2nd year with the RoughRiders Academy program and RoughRiders Hockey Club. This past season Coach Ryan was the Head Coach of the 12U Abdelkader and White team. He helped lead the development of the 2009’s and 2010 age groups to their first championship and has been integral part of the development of these players. Coach Beuc is described as a player’s coach, his ability to lead this age group and develop relationships with his players has made him a very successful youth coach and role model thus far. Coach Beuc is a coach for all Academy and RRHC programming as well. Coach Beuc played for Como Park before moving to Prior Lake Minnesota to finish out his youth career.

12U Black: Jeff Stack

Coach Stack is in his 3rd year with the RoughRiders Academy program and RRHC. He is currently the Cedar Rapids High School head coach and was an assistant with the Cedar Rapids RoughRiders of the USHL before the COVID-19 surge in late 2021. In his time with RoughRiders Hockey Club Coach Stack has served as a 12U, 14U, High School head coach and assistant coach, and has played a pivotal role in the development of all RoughRiders players as an Assistant Director. Coach Stack grew up in the RoughRiders program before moving to play for the Russel Stover AAA program in Kansas City, and then finished his youth career with the Sioux Falls Power AAA program. From their Coach Stack played Div. I ACHA hockey with the University of Iowa before joining the RoughRiders again as a coach.

14U Green: Steven Shapiro

Coach Shapiro is in his 2nd year with the RoughRiders Academy Program and RRHC. He is currently the Head Coach of both 14U Black and Green teams, and formerly served as our 10U Head Coach. Coach Shapiro played a key role in the coaching of the 14U Black Academy team that took home the gold medals last year in the Canlan Classic. This season, Coach Shapiro has led the 14U teams to four championship games and has been a critical role of the development of our 2008 & 2007 birth years. Players of the 14U division describe Coach Shapiro as someone who sees potential in themselves and ensures they are given the tools and leadership needed to achieve their goals. Coach Shapiro has also coached in all the Academy and RRHC programming for the past several years.

14U Black: Dustin Timm

Coach Timm is in his 10th year with the RoughRiders program and the current Executive Director of Hockey for RRHC. Coach Timm has seen his time with the RoughRiders as an Assistant Coach with the Superior RoughRiders (U20 in Colorado), U13 AAA Head Coach, USHL RoughRiders Assistant Coach, High School Head and Assistant Coach, and has coached at every level of RRHC. Coach Timm played roller hockey growing up, then making the move to ice where he played AAA for four years before moving onto U20 hockey in Canada for several seasons. Coach Timm’s playing career ended with Nichols College and the journey with the RoughRiders began shortly thereafter in Colorado.

Academy Team Details

The Academy practices will begin the last week of April and continue through the last week of June.

Player Development

  • 12 hours of on-ice practice in Cedar Rapids, IA
  • 9 hours of supervised off-ice with Strength & Conditioning Coach
  • Daily workouts for days not at the rink
  • Player binders that include, but not limited to nutrition plans, workout calendars, individual workout plans specific to age, and mental toughness & hockey playbook.
  • Weekly zoom meetings covering, but not limited to NHL clips, nutrition, and other relevant development information discussed with USHL coaches, AAA coaches, and Executive Director Dustin Timm. More details to come.


  • Mountain Dew Blast, May 13-15, 2022 – Twin Cities, MN
  • Letterman Cup, June 24-26, 2022 – Blaine, MN


  • Reversible two-color jersey and socks

Tuition & Deposit

  • Tuition Registration Schedule:
  • Early Bird Tuition thru January
  • Regular Tuition thru February
  • Late Registration March 1st thru 10th